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T.O. Environs
Kleinburg
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg ON L0J 1C0 (located 30km N of downtown Toronto, take Major Mackenzie Dr from Hwy 400 or 27)
May 1-Oct 31: Open daily 10-5. Nov-Apr: Tues-Sun 10-4. Open holiday Mondays, including Easter and Canada Day. Closed Dec 25. Call to confirm hours. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: $18 adults | $15 seniors & students (with ID) | $36 families | FREE to children 5 and under | $5 parking.
T: 905 893 1121 T2: 1 888 213 1121
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EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
Opening Canada Day 2017!
Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. Consider this exhibition a love letter to Tom Thomson and Canada – two subjects at the core of the 2017 year as the McMichael celebrates Ontario 150 and the centenary of Thomson's death. Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland takes a critical approach to our fascination with Thomson and demonstrates how today's current culture of hipster fashion, as well as the cultivation of outsider creed, has confirmed what Joyce Wieland pointed to in the 1970s: Thomson is Canada ... more
Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
Consider this exhibition a love letter to Tom Thomson and Canada – two subjects at the core of the 2017 year as the McMichael celebrates Ontario 150 and the centenary of Thomson's death. Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland takes a critical approach to our fascination with Thomson and demonstrates how today's current culture of hipster fashion, as well as the cultivation of outsider creed, has confirmed what Joyce Wieland pointed to in the 1970s: Thomson is Canada.
May 6-Oct 29, 2017:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on seven masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren, along with an eighth guitar dedicated to Thomson. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and a live performance film sceening in the interactiveand innovative gallery space ... more
The Group of Seven Guitar Project.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on seven masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren, along with an eighth guitar dedicated to Thomson. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and a live performance film sceening in the interactive and innovative gallery space.
Mar 11-Aug 20, 2017:
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale ... more
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale.
Feb 4-Sep 4, 2017:
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens. This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley ... more
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens.
This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley.
Mar 4-Aug 20, 2017:
Morrisseau at the McMichael. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds ... more
Morrisseau at the McMichael.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds.
Dec 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2017:
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces ... more
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces.
Feb 18-Jun 11, 2017:
Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories and Song in the New North. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Nancy Campbell. Music, storytelling, poetry, and dance are essential expressions of Inuit cultural identity. This series of Inuit art exhibitions is themed to sounds and activities associated with sound as manifested in the Arctic environment, Inuit songs, instrumental performances, and other aural / oral sources represented in Inuit visual art. This exhibition also includes some works on paper by Inuit women artists selected from the recent Museum of Inuit Art acquisition ... more
Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories and Song in the New North.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Nancy Campbell.
Music, storytelling, poetry, and dance are essential expressions of Inuit cultural identity. This series of Inuit art exhibitions is themed to sounds and activities associated with sound as manifested in the Arctic environment, Inuit songs, instrumental performances, and other aural / oral sources represented in Inuit visual art. This exhibition also includes some works on paper by Inuit women artists selected from the recent Museum of Inuit Art acquisition.
Nov 18, 2015 - Jun 15, 2017:
A Foundation for Fifty Years: McMichael Masterworks. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Sarah Stanners. The McMichael owes its existence and collection to the generosity of donors. A Foundation for Fifty Years presents some of the most significant donations made for the McMichael gallery's founding year (1966) by Signe and Robert McMichael, as well as by their peers, who wanted to gift the public with beautiful Canadian masterworks. Installed in the main gallery, this collection celebrates the works of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Artists on show include Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, David Milne, and Emily Carr, to name a few. The exhibition space has been restored to its 1960s modernist style, in a manner that the McMichaels intended: traditional materials with modern lines ... more
A Foundation for Fifty Years: McMichael Masterworks.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Sarah Stanners.
The McMichael owes its existence and collection to the generosity of donors. A Foundation for Fifty Years presents some of the most significant donations made for the McMichael gallery's founding year (1966) by Signe and Robert McMichael, as well as by their peers, who wanted to gift the public with beautiful Canadian masterworks. Installed in the main gallery, this collection celebrates the works of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Artists on show include Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, David Milne, and Emily Carr, to name a few. The exhibition space has been restored to its 1960s modernist style, in a manner that the McMichaels intended: traditional materials with modern lines.
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change ... more
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change.
Sun 11 Jun, 2pm:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project Talk. FREE with admission! Explore The Group of Seven Guitar Project through a conversation led by exhibition curator Sarah Stanners, Director of Curatorial & Collections at the McMichael, with producers Jason Charters and Liam Romalis of Toronto-based Riddle Films – the production company that produced a feature-length documentary on the making of these very special guitars. Film screenings will be offered in the gallery's Theatre at the top of each hour, from 10am to 4pm. Registration suggested ... more
The Group of Seven Guitar Project Talk. FREE with admission! Explore The Group of Seven Guitar Project through a conversation led by exhibition curator Sarah Stanners, Director of Curatorial & Collections at the McMichael, with producers Jason Charters and Liam Romalis of Toronto-based Riddle Films – the production company that produced a feature-length documentary on the making of these very special guitars. Film screenings will be offered in the gallery's Theatre at the top of each hour, from 10am to 4pm. Registration suggested.
Sundays 2pm, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 27, Sep 17 & Oct 29:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the musical soul of the Group of Seven guitars through moderated conversations between some of the best guitar virtuosos and their favourite luthiers. Go behind-the-scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances. [...].
Jun 18: Sergei de Jonge created the J. E. H. MacDonald guitar; will be in discussion with musician Emma Rush. [...].
Jul 16: Linda Manzer created the Lawren Harris guitar; will be in discussion with musician Tony McManus.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission and parking.
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The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the Group of Seven guitars through seven moderated conversations between top musicians and their favourite master luthiers. Go behind the scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances.
May 7: Jean Larrivée created the A. Y. Jackson guitar; will be in discussion with Canadian astronaut and performer Chris Hadfield. *SOLD OUT.
May 28: Grit Laskin created the F. H. Varley guitar; will be in discussion with celebrated guitarist Jesse Cook. *SOLD OUT.
Jun 18: Sergei de Jonge created the J. E. H. MacDonald guitar; will be in discussion with musician Emma Rush.
Jul 16: Linda Manzer created the Lawren Harris guitar; will be in discussion with musician Tony McManus.
Aug 27: David Wren created the Franklin Carmichael guitar; will be in discussion with musician Mike Francis.
Sep 17: George Gray created the Frank Johnston guitar; will be in discussion with musician Don Ross.
Oct 29: Tony Duggan-Smith created the Arthur Lismer guitar; will be in discussion with musician Kevin Breit.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission and parking.
http://bit.ly/2qw87Wy.
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm, Jul 1 & 2:
OH CANADA! Arts & Music Festival. FREE with admission! This family festival engages the senses through various art workshops related to exhibitions on view. Evolving around musical themes, take part in family performances and outdoor activities such as the McMichael Art Battles and the En Plein Air Competition. ... more
OH CANADA! Arts & Music Festival. FREE with admission! This family festival engages the senses through various art workshops related to exhibitions on view. Evolving around musical themes, take part in family performances and outdoor activities such as the McMichael Art Battles and the En Plein Air Competition.
Jun 24-Jul 8:
Artist in Residency: Zachari Logan, presented within the framework of the exhibition Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland. Artist Zachari Logan will be available to the public daily between 1:30 and 2:30pm ... more
Artist in Residency: Zachari Logan, presented within the framework of the exhibition Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland. Artist Zachari Logan will be available to the public daily between 1:30 and 2:30pm.
Sat 8 Jul, starting at 5pm:
Commemoration Weekend. Tom Thomson's Last Spring. FREE with admission. Limited seating. An evening of art, history, and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mysterious and untimely death of Tom Thomson ... more
Commemoration Weekend. Tom Thomson's Last Spring. FREE with admission. Limited seating. An evening of art, history, and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mysterious and untimely death of Tom Thomson.
Sun 9 Jul, 11am-5pm:
Commemoration Weekend. Remembering Tom Thomson: Arts & Music Festival. FREE with admission. Limited seating. On this very special anniversary, explore Tom Thomson's art and life through gallery tours and outdoor painting workshops, then reflect on his legacy during Sonic Palette – Tom Thomson's Voice Through Music 100 Years Later, an immersive musical celebration capturing the spirit of his landscapes through original compositions created by Kathryn Briggs, Terry Tufts and John Geggie, and performed by The Algonquin Ensemble. Please note: The Algonquin Ensemble's performance begins at 2pm ... more
Commemoration Weekend. Remembering Tom Thomson: Arts & Music Festival. FREE with admission. Limited seating. On this very special anniversary, explore Tom Thomson's art and life through gallery tours and outdoor painting workshops, then reflect on his legacy during Sonic Palette Tom Thomson's Voice Through Music 100 Years Later, an immersive musical celebration capturing the spirit of his landscapes through original compositions created by Kathryn Briggs, Terry Tufts and John Geggie, and performed by The Algonquin Ensemble. Please note: The Algonquin Ensemble's performance begins at 2pm.
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(See also Community Courses – click here).